Nowhere in Auckland has as many excellent eateries, quality cafés and beautiful boutiques as Ponsonby. The affluent suburb is synonymous with style and one would be remiss to visit the City of Sails without spending some time here. When I was studying in Auckland, I dreamt of renting a small villa in Ponsonby amongst the […]Read more "A Short Guide To Ponsonby"
With only one day in Brisbane on my way back from the Whitsunday Islands, I still was eager to get a good sense of the city. If you’re looking for ideas to explore this sunny Queensland city on a tight timeframe, read on. After flying into the Brisbane Airport, catching the train is super straightforward. […]Read more "24 Hours In Brisbane"
The last time I was in New Plymouth was to see Tegan and Sara open for Jack Johnson in 2010. Evidently Jack Johnson chose Taranaki as the destination for one of his two New Zealand shows because of its reputation for having some of the country’s best surf. Taranaki is known for much more than […]Read more "36 Hours in New Plymouth"
Access to some of the country’s most spectacular regions is one of the reasons Nick and I moved to Christchurch. With Banks Peninsula on our doorstep, the drive to Akaroa is a winding wonderland of sights. Stop at Hilltop Tavern for a coffee or quick bite before carrying on down the road. The views are […]Read more "Akaroa Adventures"
The scenic drive to Hanmer Springs is a mere 90 minutes north of Christchurch. Perfect for a weekend away, the resort town is popular amongst Cantabrians and international visitors. I had yet to visit Hanmer despite having resided in Christchurch for almost two years. Nick’s birthday weekend was a great excuse to treat ourselves to a […]Read more "How to holiday in Hanmer Springs"
With two and a half days on either side of our two week journey through Japan, we initially stayed in tourist hub, Shibuya at Granbell Hotel. Only steps away from the train station, I loved beginning our travels in Shibuya as it placed us close to key attractions like the Shibuya Crossing, Yoyogi Park and […]Read more "Tokyo’s Must-Visit Neighbourhoods: Shibuya"
Shortly after catching the Narita Express to Shibuya Station, I soon realized we would barely scratch Tokyo’s surface. I quickly made the decision to plot out a few key neighbourhoods worth visiting during our short stay. I knew we’d hit a few popular attractions, see beautiful temples and palaces, and spend a lot of time in parks […]Read more "Tokyo’s Must-Visit Neighbourhoods: Harajuku"